Russian army will help to clean the Arctic from garbage
14:43 22 октября 2014
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The armed forces of Russia will participate in the presidential program on cleaning of the Arctic. Such decision was taken by the collegium of the Ministry for defense of the Russian Federation by the suggestion of Sergey Shoygu.
As it is noted by the head of the ministry, there are many metal scraps thrown in Soviet time on the arctic islands, where Russia subdivisions were located. He tells about registration of the suggestion about participation of Russian subdivisions, which work now on Franz Joseph Land, Schmidt Cape, Wrangel Island, Kotelny Island and Novaya Zemlya, the New Siberian Islands in the big program on cleaning of the Arctic together with the Ministry for natural resources and the Russian Geographical Society.
According to his words, tens of military ships, which are busy with delivery of cargoes to these islands, can take garbage on their way back, as RIA «Novosti» informs.
The head of the military ministry asked to consider in the plans on cleaning of the Arctic that in 2015 the Navy and all subdivisions located on the arctic islands would participate in them.